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    Question Automatic litter boxes?

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    Yay or nay? DH and I were discussing getting one for our cat Luna. DH usually cleans her litter box a couple times a week, but with a baby on the way and his work schedule we think it may be easier if we just go the automatic route.

    Does anyone own one? If so, what are the pros and cons?

    Thanks in advance
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    I thought about getting one some time ago. However my friend had one and said it was a waste of money. It cleaned the litter fine and her cats weren't scared of it (which I have heard of that being an issue) but she said the containers for the waste would clog or stay open and that the whole thing stunk like you wouldn't believe.

    Big Nay for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    I thought about getting one some time ago. However my friend had one and said it was a waste of money. It cleaned the litter fine and her cats weren't scared of it (which I have heard of that being an issue) but she said the containers for the waste would clog or stay open and that the whole thing stunk like you wouldn't believe.

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    I've heard the same thing, especially that cleaning it was very high maintenance and took more time than actual scooping.
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    My friend got one and one of her cats was scared of it and sometimes the litter would get kicked up by the machine.
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    I've got one, and it works just fine, no odor, no clogging, no jamming or lids staying open (as long as the containers are emptied regularly.) The motor seems a little noisy to me but doesn't activate until after she's done and it doesn't bother her.

    My future MIL is very particular about disliking cat odor but she was pleasantly surprised the first time she visited.
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    I havent tried one yet either! I usually empty ours daily.. maybe twice a day depending on how stinky the one of the cats are. (We have 2)
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    Thank you everyone for your replies! It's nice to hear from both sides

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